A Delicious Slice Of Johnners

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Random House, Sep 30, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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Following Brian Johnston's death in 1994, Prime Minister John Major appeared to speak for the nation when he remarked that 'Summers will never be the same.' To an Englishman's ears, the sound of leather against willow will always be closely associated with the cheerful tones of Johnners.

Brian Johnston was a man who admitted: 'I have this absurd hankering to make people laugh.' He also summed up his books as 'the meanderings of a remarkably happy and lucky person, to whom life, like cricket, is a funny game and still a lot of fun.'

Lovingly edited by his eldest son, Barry, A Delicious Slice of Johnners is a wonderfully enjoyable compendium of three of Johnners' best loved books, the autobiographies It's Been a Lot of Fun and It's a Funny Game, and Rain Stops Play

 

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Contents

meet Auntie
3
My OB apprenticeship
11
Start of a long innings
22
Climbing the ladder Lets Go Somewhere
35
Lets go to the theatre
56
A mixed
67
Many a slip
79
How far can you
92
A life full of moment
217
Down Your
222
Nice people
243
Alls right with the World Cup vii
257
The sun shines on cricket
271
Its the Ashes Its the Ashes
292
In the box
305
Horse doeuvres
318

The show must go
104
A Sporting Chance
116
Cricket correspondent
129
Johnstons choice
143
The compleat commentator
154
Simply not cricket
164
From ashes to Ashes
174
A bang not a whimper
183
A silver lining OQQQUIhWNF
195
ITS A FUNNY GAME
205
As I was saying
207
Slips
343
Batting
360
35
370
Index
376
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Brian Johnston will always be remembered as 'The Voice of Cricket'. He presented more than 700 episodes of Down Your Way, but was probably best known for his many years on Test Match Special.

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